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Trump in 2016

Everyone asks about the 2016 Presidential race, and usually they are really asking, *what about Trump?* So here are some thoughts…. Polling shows interesting aspects to the demographics of Trump supporters. They are the least economically secure Republicans, and yes, … Continue reading

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Borders

It feels appropriate today, as we cross the man-made, artificial border from one year to the next, to look at borders in more detail. The purpose of borders is to artificially separate or unite people outside or inside an arbitrary … Continue reading

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The Next High-Water Mark in Elections

2016 will be the high-water mark of target-rich environments for anyone desiring to point out the dysfunction of our current political system. Comedians will be hard pressed to top the daily sound bites that pour from the various campaigns. John … Continue reading

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Collective Shadow

[written in late 2014…] Numerous situations around the globe challenge us with their brutality and oppression. I think immediately of Israel and Gaza, Ferguson Missouri, the *Taliban and other Muslim Terrorists* as it is manifesting in several hotspots from Afghanistan … Continue reading

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Open Letter to All Legislators about Trade Agreements

I write to you today because I am deeply troubled by recent news. In a decision that ignores environmental standards and negates democracy, the World Trade Organization (WTO) on 18 May ruled that U.S. labels on packaged meat indicating where … Continue reading

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Laughter

Do you see linkages throughout your day? Ways that seemingly unconnected events form a cohesive whole? I do…yesterday for instance. Over a six-hour period…every word true… The keynote speaker asked us to close our eyes and take a deep breath. … Continue reading

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Forgetting History

My family moved to Santa Clara County in California when I was 8. What has become *Silicon Valley*: home of the tech giants like Apple, Google, Intel, Cisco, HP and hundreds of various and sundry other hi-tech start-ups, existed then … Continue reading

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